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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:32 AM
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NYT/AP: South African Author Nadine Gordimer Assaulted
South African Author Gordimer Assaulted
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: October 28, 2006

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer was assaulted in her home by three men who robbed her of cash and jewelry, police said Saturday.

Gordimer, 83, did not sustain serious injuries and no arrests had been made, police spokesman Sergeant Sanku Tsunke said.

Tsunke said three unarmed men broke into Gordimer's home Thursday morning, and one took her to a bedroom and demanded she open the safe. She handed over cash and jewelry, but would not part with her wedding ring from her marriage to art dealer Reinhold Cassirer, who died in 2001.

''The suspects then locked both Gordimer and her domestic worker in a store room and fled the scene,'' Tsunke said in a statement released Saturday.

He said the domestic worker had managed to press a panic button, triggering an alert with a security company. Tsunke said guards arrived about half an hour later and released the women....

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/arts/AP-South-Africa-Au...
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Katzenjammer Donating Member (541 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:34 AM
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1. "guards arrived about half an hour later"
Gee, that's as good as NYC. I hope Dr Gordimer changes security companies.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:44 AM
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2. WAAYYYY better than LAPD's 1 hour when I got attacked by
a door-to-door solicitor who didn't understand what NO meant at my office.
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Katzenjammer Donating Member (541 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 10:55 AM
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3. Jeezus, how lovely for you! Did they ever catch the creep?
Did they ever *try*?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 12:47 PM
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4. Of course not. Their attitude was basically "So, what the f--k do
you want US to do about it??"

I kid you not.
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